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May 18, 2017

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.17.2017

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  The season finale of BLINDSPOT and EMPIRE each gained 0.1 in final numbers.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2017 May 17.WED

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  With one exception, the top of Wednesday cable was all about sports and news.  TNT’s NBA PLAYOFFS game scored a dominant 2.65, and a post-game airing of THE DUNK KING was at 0.67, while NBC Sports Net’s NHL PLAYOFFS game was at 0.46.  Bravo was the outlier, with REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC down 0.02 to 0.45, and lead-out THEN & NOW down 0.04 to 0.17. Then the news brigade began, led once again by MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW SHOW (0.43/2.9M) and CNN’s 8PM ANDERSON COOPER 360 (0.38/1.8M), this time joined for a rare Top 10 appearance by Comedy Central’s THE DAILY SHOW at 0.35.  (Fox News’s TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT lagged with 18-49 viewers at 0.30/2.7M.)  On MTV, CATFISH dropped 0.07 to 0.34, and ARE YOU THE ONE held at 0.16.  On Lifetime, LITTLE WOMEN ATLANTA gained 0.02 to 0.33, with a LITTLE WOMEN DALLAS reunion special at 0.30.  On TLC, MY 600-LB LIFE lost 0.02 to 0.31, and SKIN TIGHT was down 0.08 to 0.23. Nickelodeon’s LOUD HOUSE was in the Top 20 at 0.31.  E!’s HOLLYWOOD MEDIUM was at 0.31. On HGTV, HOUSE HUNTERS fell 0.06 to 0.30, PROPERTY BROTHERS ticked down to 0.29.  ID’s REASONABLE DOUBT fell 0.07 to 0.28, and HEAR NO EVIL arrived at 0.22.  FX’s FARGO dropped 0.04 to 0.26.  On A&E, STORAGE WARS was at 0.25/0.23/0.20, compared to last week’s 0.21/0.20. Discovery’s THE LAST ALASKANS lost 0.05 to 0.24.  Food Network’s COOKS VS CONS was off by 0.05 to 0.19.  FXX’s ARCHER slumped 0.06 to 0.17.  Spike’s I AM HEATH LEDGER special was at 0.17. IFC’s BROCKMIRE was steady at 0.07.  On TV Land, LOPEZ fell 0.04 to 0.06, and NOBODIES ticked down to 0.05.  POP’s comedy pair remained off the chart, HOLLYWOOD DARLINGS down 0.02 to 0.02/111K, and RETURN OF THE MAC down 0.01 to 0.01/61K.  Sundance’s GOMORRAH remained at 0.01/46K.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2017 May 17.WED

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Wednesday May 17, 2017 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA PLAYOFFS- CONF FNLS L: CLEVELAND/BOSTON TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:30 PM 158 2.65 6,424
2 INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 11:08 PM 35 1.11 2,623
3 NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 30 0.73 1,955
4 DUNK KING, THE TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 11:43 PM 60 0.67 1,460
5 NHL CONFERENCE FINALS L: PITTSBURGH/OTTAWA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:00 PM 170 0.46 1,225
6 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 0.45 1,330
7 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 0.43 2,875
8 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.38 1,817
9 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 0.36 2,420
10 DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 31 0.35 1,072
11 CATFISH: THE TV SHOW SSN6 MTV 8:00 PM 61 0.34 654
12 LITTLE WOMEN ATL LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 62 0.33 826
13 ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.33 1,582
14 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.33 1,570
15 SITUATION ROOM CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.32 1,533
16 MY 600-LB LIFE:WHERE ARE: N/A TLC 8:00 PM 122 0.31 940
17 LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 5:00 PM 30 0.31 1,745
18 HOLLYWD MEDIUM E! 8:00 PM 60 0.31 858
19 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.31 1,471
20 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.30 2,748
21 LW DALLAS REUNION LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:02 PM 60 0.30 730
22 HOUSE HUNTERS HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 30 0.30 1,451
23 PROP BROS BUY AND SELL HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.29 1,546
24 REASONABLE DOUBT INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.28 1,060
25 CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 60 0.28 1,312
26 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.28 2,093
27 FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.27 2,434
28 11TH HOUR W/B. WILLIAMS MSNBC 11:00 PM 60 0.27 1,816
29 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 30 0.27 670
30 HANNITY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.26 2,485
31 FARGO FX 10:00 PM 84 0.26 977
32 SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.26 1,294
33 STORAGE WARS A&E NETWORK 9:30 PM 31 0.25 1,083
34 LAST ALASKANS, THE: N/A DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 123 0.24 1,334
35 HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.24 2,099
36 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:36 AM 60 0.24 476
37 AMERICAN PICKERS: BEST OF HISTORY 9:00 PM 63 0.24 1,317
38 LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.23 1,348
39 STORAGE WARS A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.23 1,032
40 SKIN TIGHT: WHERE ARE THE TLC 10:02 PM 59 0.23 687
41 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.22 1,627
42 NEW DAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.22 1,047
43 HEAR NO EVIL INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.22 926
44 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:36 AM 60 0.21 388
45 STORY, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.21 2,008
46 SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.21 2,263
47 MLB WED NIGHT – EARLY   L: RED SOX/CARDINALS ESPN 8:00 PM 276 0.21 601
48 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 6:00 PM 60 0.21 441
49 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.20 1,044
50 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.20 1,112
51 STORAGE WARS CA A&E NETWORK 10:01 PM 31 0.20 886
52 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.20 1,855
53 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.20 1,191
54 COOKS VS. CONS FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.19 694
55 AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 30 0.19 466
56 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.19 1,671
57 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.19 1,890
58 AT THIS HOUR CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.19 968
59 FIRST TAKE   L: N/A ESPN 10:00 AM 120 0.19 416
60 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.18 1,027
61 ESPN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ESPN 7:00 PM 60 0.18 434
62 INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.18 908
63 HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE ESPN 4:30 PM 30 0.18 404
64 NEW DAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.18 861
65 OUTNUMBERED FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.18 1,559
66 AT MIDNIGHT COMEDY CENTRAL 11:31 PM 30 0.18 405
67 WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.17 992
68 ARCHER FXX FXX 10:00 PM 30 0.17 309
69 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.17 1,354
70 STORAGE WARS CA A&E NETWORK 10:32 PM 31 0.17 797
71 I AM HEATH LEDGER SPIKE TV 10:00 PM 90 0.17 365
72 THEN AND NOW W/ANDY COHEN BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 0.17 514
73 HAPPENING NOW FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.17 1,398
74 AYTO: SECOND CHANCES MTV 9:01 PM 61 0.16 325
75 NBA: THE JUMP  L ESPN 3:00 PM 60 0.16 317
76 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.16 319
77 SPORTSNATION        L ESPN 4:00 PM 30 0.16 345
78 AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.16 1,475
79 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.16 340
80 NEW DAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.16 743
81 MORNING JOE: N/A MSNBC 6:00 AM 180 0.16 1,249
82 FOX NEWS SPECIALISTS, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.15 1,749
83 SHEPARD SMITH REPORTING FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.15 1,276
84 NINJAGO (SERIES) THE CARTOON NETWORK 5:30 PM 30 0.15 771
85 FRIDAY HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 91 0.15 303
86 YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.15 1,400
87 WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE BRAVO 11:00 PM 30 0.15 433
88 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.15 1,301
89 MSNBC LIVE W/ H.JACKSON MSNBC 10:00 AM 60 0.15 1,057
90 FOR THE RECORD W/GRETA MSNBC 6:00 PM 60 0.14 1,298
91 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.14 276
92 FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.14 1,242
93 SPORTSCENTER AM      L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.13 292
94 ULTIMATE FIGHTER FOX SPORTS 1 10:00 PM 60 0.13 301
95 DEADLINE:WHITE HOUSE MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.13 1,070
96 EXPEDITION UNKNOWN POPUPS TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.13 556
97 MSNBC LIVE W/ S.RUHLE MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.13 1,062
98 MTP DAILY MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.13 1,320
99 OTL – FIRST REPORT   L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.13 253
100 NFL LIVE                L ESPN 2:00 PM 60 0.13 267
101 E! NEWS E! 7:00 PM 60 0.12 325
102 NFL INSIDERS  L ESPN 1:30 PM 30 0.12 243
103 ZACK & QUACK NICK JR 7:00 PM 30 0.12 580
104 NHL LIVE POST CONF FINALS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:50 PM 70 0.12 252
105 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.11 889
106 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 11:00 AM 60 0.10 871
107 MSNBC LIVE MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.10 884
108 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 6:00 AM 60 0.10 267
109 MSNBC LIVE W/ C.MELVIN MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.10 936
110 ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.09 939
111 MIKE & MIKE IN THE MORN L: N/A ESPN2 6:00 AM 240 0.09 208
112 SPIKE TV MOVIE: A KNIGHTS TALE (2001) SPIKE TV 11:30 PM 180 0.09 210
113 NHL LIVE PRE CONF FINALS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.09 196
114 FILTHY RICH GUIDE, THE CNBC 10:00 PM 30 0.08 225
115 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.08 230
116 E! NEWS E! 11:00 PM 62 0.08 278
117 BROCKMIRE IFC TV 10:00 PM 32 0.07 194
118 VICE NEWS TONIGHT HBO PRIME 7:30 PM 27 0.07 222
119 POKEMON: S20 SUN & MOON DISNEY XD 4:00 PM 30 0.07 303
120 WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW, THE BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 2:00 AM 60 0.07 157
121 GEORGE LOPEZ BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:00 AM 31 0.07 155
122 UNDISPUTED L: 176 FOX SPORTS 1 9:30 AM 150 0.07 140
123 PREMIER LEAGUE L: MANCHESTER UNITED/SOUTHAMPTON NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:39 PM 141 0.06 155
124 LOPEZ TV LAND 10:32 PM 30 0.06 261
125 FOOLS GOLD HBO PRIME 2:00 PM 112 0.06 167
126 GEORGE LOPEZ BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 10:31 AM 31 0.06 121
127 TALK SHOW THE GAME SHOW TRUTV 10:00 PM 30 0.06 145
128 OUTLAW TECH SCIENCE 10:04 PM 62 0.06 197
129 SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ESPN2 7:00 PM 60 0.06 168
130 REVENANT, THE (2015): REVENANT, THE (2015) MAXPRIME 10:00 PM 156 0.06 153
131 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 8:00 AM 60 0.06 239
132 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO UNIVISION DEPORTES 12:00 AM 60 0.06 99
133 AROUND THE HORN ESPN2 6:00 PM 30 0.06 132
134 JUNKYARD EMPIRE VELOCITY 10:00 PM 60 0.06 229
135 PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN2 6:30 PM 30 0.05 152
136 PRIMETIME JUSTICE HLN 8:00 PM 60 0.05 224
137 NBA GAMETIME CF PREVIEW L NBA-TV 7:00 PM 60 0.05 129
138 ER POP 4:00 PM 60 0.05 144
139 HERD L: 454 FOX SPORTS 1 12:00 PM 180 0.05 108
140 ER POP 3:00 PM 60 0.05 139
141 STONE HOUSE REVIVAL DIY NETWORK 9:30 PM 30 0.05 315
142 MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE HLN 9:00 AM 60 0.05 226
143 UNSUNG: POP-UP EDITION TV ONE 8:00 PM 60 0.05 145
144 LAS NOTICI..CON D.MAERKER GALAVISION 11:32 PM 45 0.05 128
145 DESUS & MERO VICELAND 11:00 PM 30 0.05 84
146 PIG GOAT BANANA CRICKET NICKTOONS 9:00 PM 30 0.05 209
147 NHL SPECIAL NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:00 AM 30 0.05 95
148 FIRST TAKE: N/A ESPN2 1:00 PM 120 0.05 126
149 NOBODIES TV LAND 10:00 PM 32 0.05 308
150 BONG APPETIT VICELAND 10:30 PM 30 0.05 84

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About the Author

Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.




3 Comments


  1. Antoine

    Do you have Grizzy and The lemmings on Boomerang at 8:30pm?


  2. Felype Nathan

    How much is each point worth?



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